I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Howard University, where I research American constitutional thought and development, focusing on civil rights, federalism, slavery, abolitionism, and transcendentalism. I hold a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. from the College of William and Mary.

I have published on American constitutionalism in The Journal of Politics, Polity, The Maryland Law Review, The Tulsa Law Review, and The Washington Post and have a book on American constitutional development under contract at Yale University Press. You can find more information on my Academia.edu and Twitter profiles.